I’m sure you’ve heard that the California Supreme Court overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriages. So June 17 is the first day that same-sex couples can legally marry in California. Well, as reported by the Los Angeles Times,
… the Kern County [California] clerk will stop performing all civil marriages before June 17 …
Just a coincidence?
The clerk, Ann Barnett, cited financial concerns and space limitations. But e-mails and other records obtained by the Bakersfield Californian suggest that the decision stems from her personal discomfort with gay and lesbian unions.
I guess it’s her call on whether or not to obey the law as interpreted by the California Supreme Court. Ms. Barnett, do your job, or take your “discomfort” elsewhere – i.e., quit! Here’s the Los Angeles Times article.